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Hockey Fights Cancer daily digest

Latest news, images from around NHL @NHL

Welcome to Hockey Fights Cancer, a joint initiative between the NHL and the NHL Players' Association. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the campaign, which unites the hockey community in support of cancer patients and their families.

Here is the latest Hockey Fights Cancer news from around the League.


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Scott Hamilton and Friends Show Set for Sunday at Bridgestone Arena

Sheryl Crow, Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line Among Acts Set to Perform with World's Top Figure Skaters in Nashville

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Scott Hamilton doesn't do anything half-heartedly.

Does that include his event coming up on Sunday evening in Nashville? Well, let's just say it may be his best one yet.

For the third consecutive year, Bridgestone Arena will host Scott Hamilton & Friends, benefiting the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation and cancer research. Complete with world-class figure skating and live music from an all-star lineup, the show has become so much more than just a night of entertainment and fundraising.

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Oshie, Ovechkin, Capitals bond with kids at Hockey Fights Cancer skate

Players spread cheer in one-on-one time on ice

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / Staff Writer

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Paul and Dee Swardz say their 5-year-old daughter, Michaela, is usually shy around strangers.

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Preds' Hockey Fights Cancer Ambassador Shares Desire to Help Others

Cancer Survivor Drops Puck for Ceremonial Faceoff, Helps Predators to Raise $81,000 on HFC Night

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

It was supposed to be the appointment to tell her she was cancer free.

Instead, five years after she had defeated leukemia once already, then 15-year-old Lily Hensiek got the news again. But, as the initial wave of shock and sadness began to subside, a different feeling came over her - one of determination and hope.

So, just as she did almost a decade ago, Hensiek fought - and beat - cancer again.

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Caius's courageous battle against cancer

Jets Hockey Fights Cancer game is Nov. 29 against Chicago

by Margaret Koshinsky / CancerCare Manitoba

Caius was a typical rambunctious two-year-old who loved playing with his cars and trucks when flu-like symptoms began to appear every few weeks in September 2016. His mom Megan and dad Russ thought he was simply picking up flu bugs as toddlers often do. But when he became non-responsive for nearly a minute one afternoon, his grandparents whisked him to the ER.  

A CT scan showed Caius had a brain tumor the size of a small baseball. "We were in shock," Megan recalls. "We were told he needed surgery ASAP and they didn't want to send us home." The family tried to come to terms with the unthinkable - Caius would undergo brain surgery the very next day. 

The following morning, a pre-surgery MRI revealed further troubling news; a blood vessel was feeding the tumour. The situation was very complex and high risk. Caius underwent surgery a few days later. To everyone's tremendous relief, the surgery was very successful. 

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Wife of Capitals analyst goes public with cancer fight

Linda Laughlin determined to help raise awareness for rare disease

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / Staff Writer

WASHINGTON -- After 37 years of marriage, Linda Laughlin is used to the spotlight being on her husband, Craig, the longtime Washington Capitals television analyst and a former Capitals forward.

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Domingue meets cancer-fighting children who helped design mask

Lightning goalie debuted new helmet Sunday

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

Louis Domingue unveiled his Hockey Fights Cancer mask, then met the inspiration for his special helmet.

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Boyle gets first NHL hat trick on Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness night

Devils center in remission after being diagnosed with leukemia in September 2017

by Jon Lane @JonLaneNHL / Staff Writer

Brian Boyle's timing was perfect for the New Jersey Devils when he had one of the best games of his 12-year NHL career, scoring three goals in the Devils' 5-1 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena on Monday.

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Five Questions with John Cullen

Former NHL forward discusses cancer battle, support from Lightning teammates during recovery

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / Columnist's Q&A feature called "Five Questions With …" runs throughout the 2018-19 regular season. We talk to key figures in and around the game and ask them questions to gain insight into their lives, careers and the most recent news.

The latest edition features former NHL forward John Cullen, who two decades ago forged a courageous, even miraculous comeback from non-Hodgkins lymphoma and a bone-marrow transplant.

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Boyle gets natural hat trick, Devils defeat Penguins

Center scores three straight on Hockey Fights Cancer awareness night in Pittsburgh

by Wes Crosby / Correspondent

PITTSBURGH -- Brian Boyle scored his first NHL hat trick to help the New Jersey Devils to a 5-1 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena on Monday.

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